Only very few would say that they have a spiritual practice. And yet, anything we deepen over a certain period of time can become a spiritual path. For example, calligraphy, archery, tea ceremony... and also writing, coding, researching, running, making violins, sewing, dancing tango, playing the pi...

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One of the frequent questions in my Resonance Training seminars is how to practice a (new) piece so that the body feels refreshed afterwards.

When it comes to practicing music, there is one rule of thumb: the body (and the brain) stores all the information that we supply it with - the favorable on...

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What happens when your performance nerves get the better of you, when you can't play how you know yourself? In a music university audition, this can decide whether you're offered a place to study, or not.

My colleague Cecilia, flute teacher, approached me to ask if I would work with her student An...

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On the video you see her withdrawing her shoulders. The first bars of the d-minor piano concerto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are sounding. Pires, whose facial expressions embody different emotions at the same time - from shame over to desperation to decisive - rests her head on her arm at the piano....

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The language of piano is harmony and it's expected of piano players to move between keys as if they moved between rooms in their home.

All piano players can learn to think in harmony and conquer the keyboard. From the very beginning.

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How often have you played the Hoffmeister concerto, how often have you performed it in the first round of auditions? You can stop and count, I have time. And how is practicing it? Can you still practice it or do you feel like fainting when you hear the word Hoffmeister? Not to speak of practicing th...

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You're not really getting into a flow state when you practice? After one or two hours you're mentally and physically exhausted? It could be because you're stopping the flow in your body unknowingly: by holding your breath.

Breathing is the single most important thing to take care of when you're pr...

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10 year old Szofi ist new at school, and her greatest wish is to sing in the school choir. She always loved to sing, and in the choir there is that nice girl from her new class, and that's great, because otherwise not many people have been noticing her yet.

And then there is the choir teacher... she is so sweet and patient, in every rehearsal, so very enthusiastic, that the choir has already been awarded several prizes. What a great honour for a "small" school choir! What an honour and joy to be a part of it and sing there. Of course she is on board!

But after the first rehearsal Szofi has to realize that the actions of the conductor aren't so inspiring after all... should she say something or remain silent?

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